While we will continue to update our pages with relevant Downtown Raleigh information, we also want to provide information from our area partners.
Last update: Friday, March 27 at 9 am
For official guidelines and updates from government entities:
Wake County Stay-at-Home Order
City of Raleigh COVID-19 Information and Resources - Includes links to city announcements about services, as well as tips for small business counseling help
Wake County Government COVID-19 Information
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Response Page
Raleigh Chamber COVID Resources - includes financial assistance resources, tax guidance, SBA loan information, unemployment resources, and links to legal assistance
For financial assistance for small businesses and individuals:
Small Business Administration Loans - provides direct guidance from SBA on their current loan program for relief
Golden LEAF Foundation Loan Program - The Golden LEAF Foundation has opened up a loan program offering loans up to $50,000. Loans are capped at two months of revenue, six months of no interest or payment followed by 48 months of payments with a 5.5% interest rate.
Tax Credit Assistance for Paid Leave - U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor announced two new refundable payroll tax credits to provide credit for COVID-related paid sick leave and child care.
Duke Energy Waiving Late Payment Fees - Duke Energy is waiving all late payment fees, fees for returned checks, and fees for all residential customer credit and debit card payments effective 3/21. They have also suspended disconnection for all home and business accounts.
For local and international news:
The News & Observer's Coronavirus Coverage (no paywall)
WUNC Coronavirus Live Updates
Raleigh Convergence Coronavirus in Wake County
For virtual experiences from Downtown Raleigh businesses & organizations:
How to get fit at home with DTR gyms and fitness studios
Virtual experiences at DTR cultural institutions
For supporting businesses in and outside of Downtown Raleigh:
Live It Up Hillsborough Street's List of Businesses
VisitRaleigh's 150+ Ways to Support Local Businesses
WRAL's List of Triangle restaurants offering catering, delivery and take-out
ABC 11's List of Triangle restaurants offering takeout, delivery